Model Celebrates 46 Anniversary

Government Model Secondary School situated at Berry Street off Circular Road Freetown on Friday 5 October 2018 celebrated their forty-sixth anniversary.

    The celebration attracted past and present pupils, staff and stakeholders, and well-wishers at the school compound.

  Chairman of the ceremony, Alphonso Manly, in his remarks, thanked President Bio for introducing the Free Quality Education (FQE).

  He said pupils must not take the FQE lightly as it will benefit them in the future including generations yet unborn. Already, Model is a great school that has produced important people in society – and this trend should continue.

  In his statement, Vice Principal SSS Abass Macca Leigh said the 46-year anniversary has seen some very significant new beginnings for the school as a whole.

  He said the New Direction flagship program – Free Quality Education – for all students in the country, is an important initiative that should be embraced, as it is a new beginning for every school-going child.

  Mr. Leigh said education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world; and the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and critically.

  He gave a background of Government Model School which was established in September 1972 with the intention of incorporating aspects of the Grammar School, Vocational and Technical types, with the aim of providing the middle level man power needs.

  Mr. Leigh said as the school celebrates its foundation day, they should recognize the debt owed to the founders of Model and the Ministry of Education for providing the opportunity to learn and work in such a positive and exciting school.

  In his statement the SSS Principal Sahr M.R Dauda, told audience present that Model school has become more than a Grade A school with its production of erudite people in society.

  He said since government has introduced the FQE, he will ensure he complements the effort of the government by monitoring the system.

  He also said that he wants the government in the next academic year to provide funds to create more classrooms to accommodate more pupils that want to enroll in the school.

Principal Dauda said he has introduced the children to the school library as they now have a standard library were pupils can go and do their research on their assignments or to study.

  The Principal pleaded for more help from outside by any good organization to donate more books to the school library – especially books that are in line with the syllabus for both JSS and SSS.

   He disclosed that the school Administration has bought a public address system to help relate information loudly whenever they have staff meetings or Community Teachers Association meeting.

  He ended by pleading to past pupils of the school to come on board to help push the school forward in academic and other activities, just like other old pupils are doing for their schools.

on 10 October 2018